OK, many of you know me, either from personal interaction or from my participation here on ET. I have been very fortunate in my life, and yet I feel very nostalgic at times. I remember the "good old days" from the trading floors, the people I knew and know. I am putting together some interviews to put into my magazine (stocks and commodities), and eventually into a book.
I have quite a colorful history to draw upon, no doubt about that. I have friend from the old days that I have just now asked for interviews. I'm pretty sure they will work with me, but I want to also list others, perhaps people YOU guys have worked with who might fit into this category.
My working title is:
Working Title: A Few Guys from the Trading Floor. Following the careers of a few of the most successful independent traders to come from exchange trading floors. From Blackjack card counters to multi-millionaire icons in the trading industry.
(oops, didn't mean to post yet).. Oh well.
I am including Blair Hull http://www.matcap.com/blair-hull.html
who was a blackjack player, friend, and business associate in the 70's and 80's. Sold his company to GS for about $500mil.
Also, another smart guy, John Olagues. http://www.optionsforemployees.com/about.html
Another blackjack player and close friend, Eddie Franco will not get by without some input, LOL. My brother's initial partner in BT, and a long time friend and mentor from blackjack to options.
Not a "glamour press" type of thing, more of a chronicle of what it was like from 1975 to current day. I want to bring in the advances of technology, and how they affect trading...and how many things stay the same, regardless.
While we're all alive and kicking, LOL
Any and all suggestions will be appreciated.
Help me out...
I plan on speaking with Ron Shear. Although not a trading floor friend, another industry icon.